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    Look out for Sky Arts on Freeview from tomorrow...

    https://news.sky.com/story/sky-arts-...ation-12073925

    Free to view with many episodes of Anglia's TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED series....

    https://www.freeview.co.uk/blogs/sky...nches-freeview

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    Originally posted by julian_craster View Post
    Look out for Sky Arts on Freeview from tomorrow...

    https://news.sky.com/story/sky-arts-...ation-12073925

    Free to view with many episodes of Anglia's TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED series....

    https://www.freeview.co.uk/blogs/sky...nches-freeview
    I tuned in Skyarts yesterday, and came across the famous 'Leg of lamb' episode.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by ChuckEddie View Post

      I tuned in Skyarts yesterday, and came across the famous 'Leg of lamb' episode.
      Susan George - mmmm


      My favourite episode is The Flypaper with Alfred Burke.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by ChuckEddie View Post
        I tuned in Skyarts yesterday, and came across the famous 'Leg of lamb' episode.

        The original version, with Barbara Bel Geddes and Harold J. Stone in the roles later played by Susan George and Brian Blessed, isn't on YouTube now but I have found an upload at Daily Motion (still a few months away from watching my DVD copy):

        There were quite a few Tales of the Unexpected remakes of the earlier, and superior, series. John Williams was in the Fifties Wet Saturday and Back for Christmas. I couldn't recall the title of the episode where two friends come to visit a man who is preparing to bury his wife in the cellar. Warren Clarke's filmography has reminded me that it's Never Speak Ill of the Dead. The Alfred Hitchcock Presents original has a different title, De Mortuis. Coincidentally, all three stories were written by John Collier.


        A Google search for "tales of the unexpected remakes of alfred hitchcock presents episodes" helped me find/rememberother'rip-offs' at The Alfred Hitchcock Wiki.


        After watching the compelling One Step Beyond The Haunting earlier, starring Ronald Howard, I read the YouTube comments and learned the tragic fate of an American series called Great Ghost Tales (1961), the "last live drama series aired by a U.S. television network", apparently. I'd be interested to know where poster Jimi Weaver got this harrowing information from:

        Loved Panic, and Way Out was astonishing. One other I would add if I havent was a summer replacement NBCs Great Ghost Tales, a series lost to time when an NBC employee wanting to clear space in a warehouse dumped unknown numbers of those big old videotapes in the Hudson River.

        It's the reason there are so few surviving episodes of Jack Parr's Tonight Show or early Johnny Carson Tonight Show left as well. In particular, I remember the terrifying episode of Great Ghost Tales from Cornell Woolrich''s story
        The Wendigo. Oddly, I've heard that the tapes could have survived under water even after all these years were there the money and interest in a recovery project.


        Is that possible? They might still play after such an act of madness? That would be a miraculous story worthy of One Step Beyond.
        Last edited by cornershop15; 23 February 2021, 09:25 AM.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by cornershop15 View Post
          In particular, I remember the terrifying episode of Great Ghost Tales from Cornell Woolrich''s story [/I]The Wendigo[I].
          Surely The Wendigo was an Algernon Blackwood story (one of my favourites!).

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